What Thrill Does to Us: The Multiple Effects of Adrenaline

All of us contain a hormone in our bodies that change our bodies into a supernatural thing; that hormone is known as adrenaline, which is secreted when our body is exposed to stress and excitement. This hormone is capable of suppressing some of our body functions, while other senses and abilities are heightened. So, what happens when we are thrilled? How does our body react?

This article will list down what happens when we are thrilled.

  1. Suppressed functions

When adrenaline is flowing through our body, the digestive system, sensitivity to pain and blood flow in our bodies are suppressed. The blood vessels in the body become constricted so that most of the blood flows to the lungs and the heart, which are the most important organs of a human body. Our digestive system slows down, to save energy and our body’s ability to feel pain is decreased for a short period of time. These changes in our bodies are important, as this will allow our bodies to function for a longer period of time.

  1. Heightened functions

While some organs in our bodies are suppressed, others are heightened. Adrenaline is known to cause a jumpstart in our bodies. So, what happens when the body is in this heightened state? Our blood pressure rises, more sugar is released into the bloodstream, and this results in increased respiration. This rise in respiration helps muscles to get more oxygen, which is crucial for our bodies to operate at a heightened level. All these changes can be seen in the body when the individual is experiencing thrill or excitement.

Adrenaline is released when thrilled, but happens to our bodies when the thrill or excitement subsides? In short, what are the after effects?

After the adrenaline is released, our bodies need some time to get back to their normal state. Did you know adrenaline is released when our body is ready for the flight and fight response? So, the symptoms you notice when thrilled are similar to the one you notice when you are depressed, stressed, and/or excited. When thrilled your hands and legs might be trembling. Relax, it is a normal phenomenon when adrenaline is coursing through our veins. Once your adrenaline rush subsides, so will these symptoms.

Some individuals may panic when this happens, while the others will enjoy the adrenaline rush. So, why are we talking about the adrenaline rush in the first place? This is because of escape room games that are gaining a lot of popularity in Singapore. If you haven’t heard about escape rooms, allow me to introduce that to you. What happens in escape rooms in Singapore is that you are purposely trapped in a small room. The rooms are filled with mind-boggling puzzles, with clues and a nerve-wracking time limit. You need to find the clues and complete the puzzle within the given limit of time. Interesting, yes? Why don’t you join the many escape rooms and feel that rush of adrenaline for yourself?